Tamsin works as a paediatrician in Cambridge. She specialises in children who are deaf.
This led her focus on children with temporary hearing loss due to glue ear (a common condition, where fluid builds up behind the ear drum during a common cold, causing temporary deafness in young children), she created an affordable listening device to improve hearing and an app to improve developmental skills and self management of glue ear between appointments. This became a remote solution during the COVID pandemic.
The device and the app won innovation and paediatric awards, with NICE ‘highly commending’ the app and the UK app awards awarding ‘Children’s app of the year’.